Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Post - 64 & Stacking the Shelves - 37

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

This has been a roller coaster kind of a week. I won't go into details but a friend of mine lost her daughter in a car accident tragically this week. Words can't even touch what she's going through. My heart breaks for her. On the other hand, my sister got married yesterday. It was a small ceremony. Immediate family only. But all went well and she was beautiful. Hope everyone else had a good week.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Inhale, Exhale by Sarah M Ross (3 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Best Sequels
Wednesday: Waiting on Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, # 3) by Laini Taylor (love this cover)
Thursday: Review of This Song Will Save Your Live by Leila Sales (3.5 Stars)

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Crossing the Line (Pushing the Limits, # 1.5) by Katie McGarry
Tuesday: Top Ten Book Turn-Offs & September EOM Wrap Up
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Kicks off my month long "All Things Halloween" Reviews (that's a working title and very boring, but basically I'm reviewing only Halloween-type books for October) with a Review of Consume (The Clann, # 3) by Melissa Darnell & Fraterfest Read-A-Thon Begins (Ends on October 8th)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Love & Respect in the Family: The Transforming Power of Love and Respect Between Parent and Child

By: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Expected Publication: November 5th 2013 by Thomas Nelson Publishers

208 pages

Genre: Self-Help

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Children need love. Parents need respect.

It is as simple and complex as that!

When frustrated with an unresponsive child, a parent doesn't declare, "You don't love me." Instead the parent asserts, "You are being disrespectful right now." A parent needs to feel respected, especially during conflicts. When upset a child does not whine, "You don't respect me." Instead, a child pouts, "You don't love me." A child needs to feel loved, especially during disputes.

But here's the rub: An unloved child (or teen) negatively reacts in a way that feels disrespectful to a parent. A disrespected parent negatively reacts in a way that feels unloving to the child. This dynamic gives birth to the FAMILY CRAZY CYCLE.

So how is one to break out of this cycle? Best-selling author Emerson Eggerichs has studied the family dynamic for more than 30 years, having his Ph.D. in Child and Family Ecology. As a senior pastor for nearly two decades, Eggerichs builds on a foundation of strong biblical principles, walking the reader through an entirely new way to approach the family dynamic. For instance, God reveals ways to defuse the craziness with our children from preschooler to teen, plus how to motivate them to obey and how to deal with them when they don't. In the Bible, God has spoken specifically to parents on how to parent. This book is about that revelation.

The Bet (The Bet, # 1)

By: Rachel Van Dyken

Published: March 26th 2013

240 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Borrowed from my SNL, Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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Goodreads description--"I have a proposition for you." Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus's mouth. It's been years since Kacey's seen her childhood friend Jake, but the minute Jake mentions his ill grandmother, Kacey is ready to do anything for the sweet old woman. And if that means pretending they're engaged for her sake-so be it.

But Kacey wasn't counting on Jake's older brother Travis still being there. She calls him "Satan" for a reason: she's never forgotten the way he teased and taunted her. Yet when they meet again, Travis's gorgeous smile is a direct hit to her heart . . . and Kacey's more confused than ever. As the days pass, only one thing starts to become alarmingly clear-she never should have accepted Jake's deal . . .

The Wager (The Bet, # 2)

By: Rachel Van Dyken

Expected Publication: October 1st 2013 by Forever

256 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley

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Goodreads description--THE WAGER

Lose a bet, lose your heart...

What is it about a junior-high crush that can send an otherwise intelligent woman into a tailspin? TV reporter Char Lynn wishes she knew. Jake Titus is too rich, too handsome, too arrogant: a trifecta that once lured Char into the best night-and worst morning-after-of her life. Now they've been thrown together in a wedding party. It's awkward, but survivable . . . until Jake stops acting like a jerk, and starts acting like the man she'd always hoped he could be.

If watching your brother marry your best friend is weird, being attracted to your best friend's other best friend is downright bizarre. Unfortunately for Jake, Char hasn't forgotten how he once tossed her aside. Worse still, Jake's already-nutty grandma is even crazier about Char. Cue meet-cute shenanigans and all manner of meddling, and somehow, Jake's falling. For Char. Now all he has to do is make her believe it . . .

Wait for You (Wait for You, # 1)

By: J. Lynn

Published: February 26th 2013 by J. Lynn

332 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Borrowed from my SNL, Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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Goodreads description--Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…

Between the Lines (Between the Lines, # 1)

By: Tammara Webber

Published: April 29th 2011

384 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Reid Alexander is used to getting what he wants – and what he wants next is his newest costar, Emma Pierce. The universe is lining up nicely to grant his wish, until he’s confronted with two unexpected obstacles on location: a bitter ex-girlfriend and a rival for Emma’s affections.

Emma Pierce just got her big break after years of filming commercials and made-for-TV movies. Winning the lead role in a wide-release film – opposite the very hot Reid Alexander – should be a dream come true. But Emma’s heart is hiding a secret fantasy: she wants to be a normal girl.

That's it for my shelves and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you add to your shelves this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!

22 comments:

  1. Omgg Wait for You is amazing! Hope you love it as much as I did :)

    And I'm looking forward to reading Between the Lines, I've heard a lot about it.

    Happy reading!

    My IMM

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  2. Yes, I finished Wait for You yesterday. It was pretty good. I have no idea when my review for it will post. December maybe??? Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. So sorry about your friend's loss....hope you have a good week and enjoy your lovely books.

    Here's

    MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

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  5. So sorry to hear about your friend - it is a terrible loss.

    I hope you enjoy your week and your books.

    Take care

    Lauren @ The Hottie Harem

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  6. Sorry to hear about your friend, but also congrats to your sister.
    I love the gold on the cover of Dreams of Gods and Monsters. And great haul! Looks like likes of cute romances. Happy reading & have an awesome week!

    Bookmunchies' Sunday Post & STS

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  7. The Bet and Wager look good. Just thinking about your friend made me tear up, how do you even begin to comfort a friend who lost a child. Prayers being sent.

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  8. Sarah @ Girl!ReporterSeptember 29, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your friend, I can't imagine how she must feel.

    I'm not sure I've read any Halloween type books (I don't like being scared) so I'm intrigued to read more about the books you review for your challenge.

    Here's my round-up of the week.

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  9. Sorry to hear about your friends daughter. Congrats on your sisters wedding. Enjoy your week.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  10. Jan@Notes from a ReaderholicSeptember 29, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    I'm looking forward to Fraterfest. Should be fun! I'll have check out your Halloween reviews though I don't like my books too scary...lol. You got some great looking books this week.


    I'm so sorry for your friend. It must be so terrible to lose a child.

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  11. Wow. You had highs and lows this week. I hope next week is better. You've got some good looking reads there. Enjoy. :)

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  12. Great looking stack!! I'm sorry to hear about your week, though. But so nice for your sister's wedding. Definitely a full-on week.

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  13. I know! My heart breaks for her. Thanks so much for your prayers. And thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Thanks Sarah! Well I don't know that I would consider the ones I have for review this coming month to be "scary" or not. Maybe a couple of them. I was mostly just thinking about Halloween creatures--zombie, vampire, witches, werewolves, ghosts...that kind of thing. Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Yes, I'm looking forward to it too! I wouldn't say most of my reviews for next month are about scary books. Just Halloween type creatures--zombies, vampires, witches, etc. I don't really too much scary stuff either.


    Yes, I truly cannot imagine losing a child. Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. I definitely did! It was up and down and all over the place. But thanks. And thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  17. Thanks Cait! Yes, it was a packed week...both busy and emotionally! Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. I'm so very sorry that you had such a roller-coaster of a week. Fingers crossed everything settles down and you can enjoy your new books.

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  19. I have yet to read a book by Rachel Van Dyken but I have heard some pretty good things about them. Wait For You was AWESOME SAWESOME! Hope you enjoy these goodies!

    My STS

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